Toronto 102, Portland 79

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18117

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 17 22 22 18 79
Toronto 24 31 23 24 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 16-15 11-4 5-11 L1
Toronto 12-20 8-5 4-15 W3

Recap


Raptors 102, Trail Blazers 79: Portland native Terrence Ross drilled six 3-pointers to finish with 26 points as Toronto opened a season-long six-game homestand with its eighth win in nine outings.

DeMar DeRozan scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half and Ed Davis had 19 on 9-for-12 shooting for the Raptors. Jose Calderon and Kyle Lowry didn't record a point but had 13 and nine assists, respectively, as the Raptors snapped an eight-game losing skid to the Trail Blazers.

Rookie Damian Lillard had 18 points and LaMarcus Aldridge collected 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who fell to 5-11 on the road.

After Lillard sank a pair of free throws to bring Portland to within four at 28-24, Ross drilled a trio of 3-pointers in just over a minute to give Toronto a 40-27 advantage.

Ross, a rookie whose highest scoring total previously was 19, capped the second-quarter barrage with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as the Raptors secured a 55-39 lead. They pushed the advantage to 21 in the fourth quarter and never looked back.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to Wednesday, Toronto's last victory over Portland was a 116-109 double-overtime thriller on Jan. 13, 2008. ... After going 0-for-20 from 3-point range in the first meeting this season, the Trail Blazers were slightly better this time around. They finished 4-for-22. ... Portland F Joel Freeland had a career-high 11 points.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Toronto
Damian Lillard 18 Scoring Terrence Ross 26
Damian Lillard 7 Assists Jose Calderon 13
LaMarcus Aldridge 10 Rebounds Ed Davis 7
Damian Lillard 5 Free Throws Made Terrence Ross 4
Luke Babbitt 1 Steals DeMar DeRozan 3
Nicolas Batum 1 Blocks Quincy Acy 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 79 44.3 4-22 13-16 19 36 2 4 18
Toronto 102 53.2 8-23 12-17 34 36 2 12 11

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Raptors have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .533 after a loss.